While working on memberhub.com, creating custom avatars wasn’t in the budget, so I designed some anyway and released them for free. The latest version has transparent PNGs that allow use background colors or images for simple customization.
Why spend all this time designing what’s essentially a placeholder that users are going to cover up anyway? If the app you just joined says you look like a chubby pawn, that’s a poor experience, even if it’s temporary. If your app does this, think about how unwelcoming that is. It should be nice to be a new user, and giving users a nice identity shows them you care.
Download includes Male and Female avatars, 12 variations, 7 sizes, and the FireWorks source file